News, Opportunities, Professional Development

May Online Training Opportunities – FREE

Check out the Professional Development Calendar for more information and to register for the following FREE online training opportunities:

ADVOCACY
May 7: How to Share Your Message (And Drive Your Mission) on LinkedIn (LinkedIn for Nonprofits)
May 7: How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19 (United for Libraries)
May 13: How to Crisis-Proof Your Nonprofit Social Media Strategy (Network for Good)
May 21: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
May 5: Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)
May 6: Using Social Media Listening to Adapt Your Library for COVID-19 (Public Library Association)
May 13: The Six-Week [Assessment] Project: How to Get from Ideas to Results in a Hurry (Georgia Library Association)
May 13: Maximizing and Measuring Virtual Programs (Public Library Association)
May 19: Online Survey Tools and Techniques (IdealWare)
May 26: Why Futurists Can’t Predict the Future, And How You Can (Pattern Research, Inc.)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
May 6: Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)

BOARDS
May 7: Boards and CEOs: The Secrets to Effective Governance (GrantSpace)
May 19: Ten Actions for Boards Governing in a Crisis (Propel Nonprofits)

CHILDREN & TEENS
At Your Leisure: Phone-a Story – Simple fun one call away! (Colorado Virtual Library)
May 5: The One and Only Bob Book Launch (School Library Journal)
May 6: Attuned Interactions and Healthy Relationships Support Early Development (Early Childhood Investigations)
May 7: Picture books + STEAM activities = excellent library programming! (Utah State Library)
May 7: Honoring Infancy: Libraries Welcoming Babies (Association for Library Service to Children)
May 12: Our World: Global Citizenship in Kid Lit (Booklist)
May 14: Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Part 3 of Tech Trends of Spring 2020) (School Library Journal)
May 19: Honoring Infancy: Beyond Baby Storytime (Association for Library Service to Children)
May 20: Reading for Justice: A Database for YA & Youth Literature (Nebraska Library Commission)
May 20: Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)
May 21: CryptoClub: Exploring Mathematics in a Playful and Engaging Way (National Girls Collaborative Project)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
At Your Leisure: Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk)
May 4: New Middle-Grade Series (Booklist)
May 6: Preserve This Podcast (iSchool UW Madison)
May 6: Fire Protection Strategies for Collections & Museums (Connecting to Collections Care)
May 6: Better Sharing Through Metadata: Good Practices for Better Discovery (Infopeople)
May 7: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)

COMMUNICATION
May 1: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
May 6: Ethics & Empathy in Data Visualization (SirsiDynix)
May 6: Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)
May 7: How to Share Your Message (And Drive Your Mission) on LinkedIn (LinkedIn for Nonprofits)
May 28: Online Tools for Content Creation and Virtual Meetings (Mid-America Library Alliance)

DIGITAL RESOURCES
At Your Leisure: Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk)
At Your Leisure: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)
May 7: Reading With Purpose in a Digital Environment (Mackin)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES
At Your Leisure: CultureGrams (Wyoming State Library)
May 7: Newspaper Navigator Data Jam Registration (Library of Congress)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
May 7: Trauma-Informed Libraries: ACE’s and Protective Factors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
May 7: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)
May 12: COVID-19: Safety Tips for Reopening Your Library (Demco)
May 12: Trauma-Informed Libraries: Building Positive Experiences (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
May 13: How to Review A Book (Pattern Research, Inc.)
May 13: I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
May 19: Online Survey Tools and Techniques (IdealWare)
May 20: Shifting Your Events Online During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

FUNDRAISING
May 1: How to Start a Coronavirus Relief Fund for Nonprofit Employees: A Step By Step Guide (CharityHowTo)
May 5: Crowdfunding in Our Climate: A Digital Fundraising Plan of Action (TechSoup)
May 7: Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)
May 7: Create Connection and Raise Money Using Zoom for Virtual Fundraising Events (TechSoup)
May 8: COVID-19 Funding Strategies: Tapping Foundation Support (Bloomerang)
May 12: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)
May 14: Hack the Mind: Using Psychology to Boost Your Fundraising (Bloomerang)
May 20: Fundraising Tune-up (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL
At Your Leisure: Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk)

LIBRARY SPACES
May 20: Shifting Your Events Online During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

MANAGEMENT
May 7: Boards and CEOs: The Secrets to Effective Governance (GrantSpace)
May 7: How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19 (United for Libraries)
May 12: COVID-19: Safety Tips for Reopening Your Library (Demco)
May 14: How to Find the Right Cloud(s) For Your Needs (GovLoop)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
May 7: Trauma-Informed Libraries: ACE’s and Protective Factors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
May 11: Navigating Benefits.gov: A Resource for Community Advocates (Federal Depository Library Program)
May 12: Trauma-Informed Libraries: Building Positive Experiences (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
May 13: Answers & Updates to Pressing Questions & Concerns about Public Charge, COVID-19 & Census Outreach for our Immigrant Communities (Infopeople)
May 13: The Average American Reader Needs You to Write (Even More) Clearly (Digital.gov)
May 13: I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PROGRAMMING
At Your Leisure: Phone-a Story – Simple fun one call away! (Colorado Virtual Library)
May 6: Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)
May 7: Picture books + STEAM activities = excellent library programming! (Utah State Library)
May 7: Honoring Infancy: Libraries Welcoming Babies (Association for Library Service to Children)
May 19: Honoring Infancy: Beyond Baby Storytime (Association for Library Service to Children)
May 20: Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)
May 21: CryptoClub: Exploring Mathematics in a Playful and Engaging Way (National Girls Collaborative Project)
May 21: Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Why and How (Infopeople)

READERS’ ADVISORY
May 4: New Middle-Grade Series (Booklist)
May 7: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)
May 12: Our World: Global Citizenship in Kid Lit (Booklist)
May 18: HarperCollins Adult Fall Faves! (Booklist)
May 20: Reading for Justice: A Database for YA & Youth Literature (Nebraska Library Commission)

REFERENCE
May 5: Overview of COVID-19 and CDC’s Response to the Pandemic with a Highlight of Federal COVID-19 Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
May 5: 3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape (Library Journal)
May 5: How PubMed Works: Introduction
May 7: Searching Out of the Box (Montana State Library)
May 11: Navigating Benefits.gov: A Resource for Community Advocates (Federal Depository Library Program)
May 12: Legislative Branch Resources 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)
May 18: Taming LOC.gov (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
May 27: Braving the Elements: PubChem Resources to Weather any Situation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
At Your Leisure: Open at Home: School Librarians as Instructional Leaders (EveryLibrary)
May 4: Ethical Challenges in Remote Learning: Student Data Privacy, Digital Equity, Leadership (edWeb.net)
May 5: The One and Only Bob Book Launch (School Library Journal)
May 6: Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers (EveryLibrary)
May 6: Introduction to the Question Formulation Technique for Primary Source Learning (Library of Congress)
May 6: Happy and Healthy at Home: Student Mental Health and Distance Learning (edWeb.net)
May 7: Reading With Purpose in a Digital Environment (Mackin)
May 12: Fostering Student Agency: The 10 Questions Framework in Your Library (School Library Connection)
May 13: Flipped Classrooms (and Other Online Learning Tools!) in a Flipped World (School Library Journal)

TECHNOLOGY
May 14: How to Find the Right Cloud(s) For Your Needs (GovLoop)
May 21: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)
May 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
May 28: Online Tools for Content Creation and Virtual Meetings (Mid-America Library Alliance)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
May 5: Create Stunning Graphics for eLearning (Training Magazine Network)
May 5: Rapid Training and Upskilling for the Remote Workforce: L&D Strategies in Times of Crisis (Training Industry)
May 5: 3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape (Library Journal)
May 6: Introduction to the Question Formulation Technique for Primary Source Learning (Library of Congress)
May 7: Searching Out of the Box (Montana State Library)
May 13: Issues in Forestry and Science Librarianship: Taxonomy and Authority Control: Experiences of a Federal Science Library (Federal Depository Library Program)
May 14: Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Part 3 of Tech Trends of Spring 2020) (School Library Journal)

VOLUNTEERS
May 5: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
May 12: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

*Training opportunities are compiled and shared by the Wyoming State Library each month via WebJunction. See WebJunction for detailed abstracts. Note: some of these opportunities may not be free.

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